17 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Indian River County

Coronavirus update for Indian River County, Florida.
Coronavirus update for Indian River County, Florida.

Health officials are reporting 17 confirmed coronavirus cases in Indian River County. 1 patient is not a county resident.

The Indian River County patients are seven men and ten women between the ages of 25 to 84. The average age is 57. There is one person hospitalized, and no deaths.

About 204 people tested negative in Indian River County.

Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Hospital, is providing drive-through testing by appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. To make an appointment, call the hospital at 772-226-4846.


Florida now has 4,246 total cases (4,077 are residents, 169 are non-Florida residents), and there have been 56 deaths. About 39,070 people have tested negative in Florida. Over 594 people are hospitalized in the state.

Here’s some data on the number of new cases per day in Florida:

  • 3/24 – 286 cases
  • 3/25 – 504 cases
  • 3/26 – 546 cases
  • 3/27 – 678 cases
  • 3/28 – 737 cases
  • 3/29 – 806 cases (UPDATED: so far today)

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on Friday, March 28, 2020.

United States

According to numbers by the CDC, there are 124,763 cases, and there have been 2,191 deaths.

In just one day, the number of people recovering from the virus soared from 895 to 2,612 in the United States. New York has the most cases of coronavirus, totaling over 53,000 confirmed.


Around the world, there are over 684,652 cases of coronavirus and over 32,113 deaths. Approximately 145,696 people have recovered from the virus worldwide.


The City of Sebastian is warning people to practice social distancing or they will close parks and boat ramps.

Sebastian Daily will continue to provide future updates on the coronavirus.

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